Associations to the word «Vagary»

Wiktionary

VAGARY, noun. An erratic, unpredictable occurrence or action.
VAGARY, noun. An impulsive or illogical desire; a caprice or whim.

Dictionary definition

VAGARY, noun. An unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.); "the vagaries of the weather"; "his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market"; "he has dealt with human vagaries for many years".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.